Western Conference Preview

Western Conference Preview

Oklahoma City Thunder – I do not like the Harden trade for this season. The Thunder might be better in the long run, but when you are so close to a title, why mess with it? Kevin Martin can flat out score, but he couldn’t guard me. That’s going to be a problem in the playoffs. His scoring will get them a lot of wins in the regular season though.

Los Angeles Lakers – It always works out for the Lakers. They were able to turn Bynum into Dwight Howard AND add Steve Nash. A Nash, Bryant, Peace, Gasol, Howard starting lineup is as good as it gets. Their bench is pretty terrible, but once the playoffs start and the starters play extended minutes, it won’t matter as much. The window for this unit to win is fairly small since 4 out of 5 of the starters are nearing the end of their careers, but they are on the short list of contenders this year.

San Antonio Spurs – The Spurs are one of the two teams in the conference (league?) that are two deep at every position. That means less minutes for Duncan and Ginobili which in theory will preserve them for the playoffs. This team should take a look at the standings near the end of the season and “adjust” their lineup to try and avoid a 1st round matchup against the Grizzlies. Continue reading

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Episode 151: Games that Matter

Seth Rosenthal from PostingandToasting.com join us on todays show.  Possible rotations now that Amare is out longer than expected, players that will make the biggest leap/regression, game 1 and 2 predictions, reactions to the James Harden trade and more.  Download Episode 151

Playoff Predictions

In Episode 124 Marc and Jay were joined by Jim Cavan (@jpcavan) from Knickerblogger.net to make our playoff predictions.  Here are the results:

Eastern Conference:

1st Round

Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Jay’s Pick: Chicago in 5
Marc’s Pick: Chicago in 7
Jim’s Pick: Chicago in 6

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks

Jay’s Pick: Miami in 5
Marc’s Pick: Knicks in 4
Jim’s Pick: Miami in 6 Continue reading

Episode 124: Playoff Preview with Jim Cavan

Jim Cavan from Knickerblogger.net joins us on our big playoff preview.  We talk about starting Amar’e off the bench, and how it probably will never happen, Metta World Peace’s suspension, and different rotation possibilities for the playoffs.  We then make our picks for every round of hte playoffs and give our end of the season awards.  Download Episode 124

Episode 123: Going to Miami

Predictably we lost in Cleveland where we haven’t won in five years.  The Knicks then came back and beat the Hawks without Chandler.  We give our thoughts on the game and talk about Metta World Peace trying to murder James Harden.  Download Episode 123